KATHMANDU, June 18: Today's meeting of the National Assembly has endorsed the 'Appropriation Bill, 2077 BS' by majority votes. Minister for Finance Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada had presented the bill along with a message from the House of Representatives at the meeting.
KATHMANDU, June 18: National Assembly, the upper house of parliament, on Thursday unanimously endorsed the constitution amendment bill to pave way for replacing Nepal’s map in the national emblem with the country’s new political and administrative map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura.
KATHMANDU, June 11: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada responded to the queries raised by National Assembly (NA) members during an NA meeting held at the New Baneshwor-based federal parliament building.
KATHMANDU, April 21: The Legislation Management Committee of the upper chamber of the Federal Parliament, the National Assembly, on Monday issued a 12-point directive to the government and related bodies for addressing the difficulties faced by the people during the lockdown.
Our constitution has envisioned bicameral legislature with the House of Representatives as the lower house and the National Assembly as the upper house. Upper House, among other things, is also meant for ensuring the balanced representation. According to the constitution, in the 59-member National Assembly, 56 members are elected by ensuring representation of at least three women, one Dalit and one from persons with disabilities or minorities, from each State by an electoral college composed of members of provincial assembly and chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of the local bodies.
KATHMANDU, March 11: The Legislation Committee under the National Assembly today endorsed the Nuclear Bill-2075 BS drafted for the safe and peaceful use of nuclear and radioactive substances. A meeting of the Committee today passed the bill following the completion of clause-wise deliberations about it.
KATHMANDU, Feb 18: A meeting of National Assembly (NA) today decided to send the ' Corruption Prevention (First Amendment) Bill, 2076 BS' and the 'Yogamaya Ayurved University Bill, 2076 BS' to the Legislation Management Committee for clause-wise deliberations.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Today's meeting of the National Assembly has passed condolence motion on the death of Constituent Assembly member, Siddhartha Kumar Somani and National Assembly member, Durga Prasad Upadhyay.
KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Amid intense pressure from various quarters including the media fraternity, the National Assembly on Thursday endorsed the Medical Council Bill removing provision of conducting licensing examination for journalists.
KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Lawmakers at the National Assembly, the Upper House of Federal Parliament, have thanked the government stating that the Prime Minister's commitment not to indulge in corruption and not to tolerate corruption was translated into action after latest move of the CIAA.
KATHMANDU, Feb 2: A discussion in principle was held on the proposal seeking consideration on the 3rd amendment bill on Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) which was presented by Minister for Health and Population, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, on behalf of the Prime Minister at National Assembly meeting today.
KATHMANDU, Feb 2: In a session of the National Assembly today, the Upper House members sought the guarantee of the implementation of citizen's right to basic health care services ensured by the constitution. They insisted the government should take precautions to stay safe from the deadly corona-virus.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The Legislative Committee of the National Assembly has endorsed the much-talked about Nepal Media Council Bill, removing the provision of fining journalists up to Rs 1 million for violating media code of ethics. But the committee has added a new provision to the bill, making it mandatory for journalists to obtain a license for the job.
KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Election Commission (EC) has urged all the political parties and three tiers of government to strictly follow the election code of conduct in view of the upcoming election of National Assembly slated for January 23.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Parliamentarians of the ruling Nepal Communist Party in the National Assembly held a meeting with Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali to enquire about the much-talked-about US-proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation 500 million grant.
KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Two reports have been submitted to the National Assembly meeting today. Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Basanta Kumar Nembang, on behalf of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, submitted the National Human Rights Commission's Annual Report-2075/76 BS.
KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Members of the Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee of the National Assembly, the upper house of the federal parliament, have complained that the ministries concerned have failed to obey the committee's directives issued at different times.
KATHMANDU, Jan 10: With just two days left for the next scheduled meeting of the lower house, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has not yet held ‘serious’ discussions to decide its candidate for new speaker.
KATHMANDU, Jan 3: A secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), which was supposed to finalize the party’s candidates for the National Assembly and for the new speaker of the lower house, ended without making any decision as the top leaders were divided over the choice of candidates.
KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Lawmaker of the main opposition Nepali Congress Badri Prasad Pandey urged the government to check the attacks over the persons with different opinions and ideologies abusing power and post, and bring those involved to book in such activities.
KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) which earlier agreed with ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to support each other in the upcoming election for the vacant positions of National Assembly (NA) has quietly started lobbying for the post of Deputy Speaker.
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: In a politically significant move, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on Wednesday reached an agreement to support each other during the upcoming election for the National Assembly (NA).
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC), which currently has 13 seats in the 59-member National Assembly, is most likely to lose seven seats in the election of the upper house next month. After the reduction in the party’s strength in the upper house, the NC may have only six members there, said leaders.